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MSNBC
Oct 6, 2012 9:00am PDT
debate by the obama team will be completely different than whatever theory they were operating on last wednesday. >> i was going to ask. do you think, karen, the president is going to more face mitt romney instead of looking down so much and taking notes as he did on that two-shot? >> here's the thing. the next debate is the town hall format. so i think it's less about the of them engaging each other but making sure they are engaging the person asking the question. i think so much of what the americans are going to be looking for in that debate, when you see a person who looks like you or looks like someone you know asking a question of somebody who wants your vote, if you feel they weren't treated with respect or given a solid answer, that's going to influence how you feel about that person. that's going to be as important i think for both men in terms of how they game out their strategy for that debate. >> okay. karen finny, rich galen, good to see you both. >>> we have been asking you all day if the huge decline in the jobless rate is the real october surprise. here are some of your
MSNBC
Oct 6, 2012 12:00pm EDT
from the debate has been so negative for president obama. and this just automatically changed the subject. at 8:30 yesterday morning we stopped talk thing about the debates and started talking about improvement in the jobless numbers >> yes. david with respect to the conspiracy theorists out there, mitt romney is not latched onto all threat rick. but could all this talk, this talk, could it damage him in the long run? i mean, in some ways all it does is just highlight the fact we're talking below 8%. >> absolutely, alex. i think that the romney campaign didn't respond to that because they don't want to be anywhere near it. even some conservatives quickly denounced those remarks, that tweet by jack welch. and i think that frankly for the obama administration those people who believe jack welch are not going to vote for president obama, anyway. and i think actually it's probably going to go away fairly quickly just because the romney campaign doesn't want to really touch this. >> the fact that he has to talking about mitt romney has to drop his line about the 8 plus percent from his
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 12:00pm EDT
over obama's recent rise, said the debates could be the last best chance for romney to deliver a decisive blow, change the narrative and steady his campaign." that's quite a tall order, david. sounds like a level of desperation there and desperation then leads to mistakes as we've seen in the past. is that a worry at all for the romney camp? i've heard some analysts say that he needs a hail mary. i mean, is it that dramatic? >> absolutely. the romney camp won't come out and say that. everybody sort of tries to downplay expectations before these things. all eyes are on romney. he's trailing in the polls nationally and in the swing states. he said to his supporters, hey, you know, when i name a running mate and when i'm at my convention you're going to see the bumps. you haven't seen sustained bumps. this is his chance to do it. he's running out of chances. 60 member people could watch these debates. this is a big chance for him. >> the challenger gets a butch just for sharing a stage with the president in the first debate. any chance the romney camp could play it safe this first t
MSNBC
Oct 7, 2012 9:00am PDT
president obama on the campaign trail or probably their best shot would be during one of the debates to be able to counter with the governor, in saying, easily accessible language, that remains to be seen. that is the challenge ahead of them. obviously, we hope that voters are always going to be based on substance, we have the fact checkers out there doing their best. but it is not always clear that what is considered true or false breaks through. >> yes, i would like you to take a look at this week's "new worker" cover, the chair, do you think people may have negatively over-reacted to the president's performance? >> well, ouch, the way the cover portrait shows the president. and i think if you just dropped onto the planet, and looked at the debate, you would have thought that romney was the president. not obama. i think he forfeited a lot of his office. but if you look at past debates, president bush lost the first debate, president reagan lost the debate to mondale. it is not as powerful as this one, i have to admit. so i think that you know, democrats are taking a deep breath, an
MSNBC
Oct 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
and paul ryan as well as the remaining two debates between president obama and mitt romney. >> in terms of thursday's debate, did the president's performance at all during that make the vp debate more vitticcal? critical? >> increased pressure on joe biden. for democrats to get in a very good performance and you ent up looking, paul rye sn a very well-spoken person, although this is going to be his first debate on a stage like this. joe biden has done this many times before. he actually might have a little advantage. as we all know sometimes joe biden is saying things that actually draw attention. so i do think that this is going to be a must-see debate for the country, and, of course, the obama campaign is hoping for a little better performance. >> very gracious way to talk about things that the vice president said in the past. mark murray, thank you very much. >> thanks, alex. >>> in this week's office politic, christy todd whitman, first to defeat an uncome bent governor in an election. today new jersey's only female governor. talks chris christie and her role about bringing a
MSNBC
Sep 30, 2012 12:00pm EDT
harm debate in or does each candidate have something to prove on wednesday? >> barack obama he and hiss choice would haven't the debate. after all today's polls are up nine points in ohio. it looks like these debates are just the rapids the president has to go through. if he didn't have them, it would be fair sailing. so for mitt romney, these debates are essential. he's going to have to show that he's presidential. so far when he went to the olympic and maybe gaffed and he stumbled with that 44%. they're not sure they can live with the guy for four years so mitt romney has to really be the one that comes out the winner. he's got to score. >> there was a time between the famous kennedy-nixon tapes that there were no televised debates. why are they considered so vital now? >> well, the kennedy-nixon debates created so much attention in 1960. many people think that's why ted kennedy won. if you recall ford made famously the gap that -- and then certainly by 1980, ronald reagan was very behind in the polls was just able to tidal wave over jimmy carter with quips like there you go agai
MSNBC
Oct 6, 2012 4:00am PDT
the debate as well as these job number, but alex, i think you pointed to it very well. the obama campaign got a very big gift from the job number, just to be able to turn the subject from wednesday night's tough debate into something that was seen as a positive, that the unemployment rate went below 8% and just change the story. allows them to move on to thursday's debate between joe biden and paul ryan as well as the remaining two debates between president obama and mitt romney. >> in terms of thursday's debate, did the president's performance at all during that make the vp debate more vitticcal? critical? >> increased pressure on joe biden. for democrats to get in a very good performance and you ent up looking, paul rye sn a very well-spoken person, although this is going to be his first debate on a stage like this. joe biden has done this many times before. he actually might have a little advantage. as we all know sometimes joe biden is saying things that actually draw attention. so i do think that this is going to be a must-see debate for the country, and, of course, the obam
MSNBC
Oct 7, 2012 12:00pm EDT
for president obama. >> and if you haven't seen this cover, mitt romney there at the debate podium, next to an empty chair. that image not withstanding, do you get a sense that those in democratic circles may have negatively over-reacted to the president's performance? >> you know, i thought a lot about that. and i don't think they did in this regard. the debate was seen by nearly 70 million people. almost a record, at least over the past 20 years or so. and you know when something permeates culturally, when it ends up on saturday night live. and you get these kinds of covers, especially when you thought you were winning, going away possibly and you have an evening like you did the other night, i can understand why people are really upset in terms of the president's supporters. it doesn't mean that the campaign is over or that the trajectory is changed. it doesn't mean that we don't have a competitive race. but if the shoes were reversed, and the president trounced the governor, we would probably be talking about the campaign being over, and it would be a big deal. >> hey, erin, wh
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